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A few days ago on the road to spiritual enlightenment I was found plodding home in the cold. Commuting home on foot to my lovely wife and son, dear to me - I faced grace.
A woman approached that wore such a broadened smile that could be seen from afar. As we narrowed the distance (to my shame) the thought of being 'propositioned' entered my mind.
As we converged I noticed the predominant smile adorned her with a glowing countenance. And yet with paradox a natural appearance that could be termed undesirable by most men.
As fate recalls - our paths crossed, and to my relief no word was uttered. Stunned and perplexed with the grace that guided her, all I could discretely utter was "Good for you!" Reflecting, I surmised that this "undesirable" was unquestionably beaten down repetitively by a 'stick.' But by God's grace rose on her feet again and again before she attained her spiritual 'stance.'
As I meditated on this event, departing from my former life's "conditioning;" the concept of the departing from the "norm" can dictate cruel consequences. As was maintained as part of my values from my youth on that if you were obese, dumb, ugly, an alien to your country, impoverished, or perhaps mentally ill? - one may never be pardoned by the stigma as labelled.
This list has no limits or borders. Ultimately it implies, if you stray from the "norm" one should play the role that your countenance dictates.
Do you believe many under achievers in life are playing the part they are compelled to comply?
To those who have "malfunctioned" to society's norm:
Transgressing society's norm does not demean us in God's sight.
As one remarkable author is quoted: "Fellow Christian; when you face the world look it squarely in the eye."
This is a healing balm for your soul. In saying this beloved, I want you to embrace, God loves you just as you are. Please do not allow protocol to crush your faith, aspirations or dignity. Grace and peace be with you all - "the kind that the world can't give and the world cannot take away."
(Is 53:2) -He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. - N.K.J.V.
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